Menu Revamping Day 2

May 31, 2011

So I've taken everything I've learned in the past day and done up another menu..

Daily Menu for May 31, 2011
Breakfast: 1 serving Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup coffee with 1 tbsp hazelnut flavor
Snack: 1 mandarin orange
Lunch: 2 cups mixed greens with 1 tsp olive oil and salt and pepper, crab melt sandwich
Dinner: 1 serving Greek Ribs, 1/2 cup Lemon Potatoes, 1 cup cucumber sticks
Dessert: 1 cup plain yogurt with 1/2 cup strawberries
Snack: 2 tbsp spinach dip with 12 whole grain tostitos bite size chips

This should definitely follow the GHGs. There is extra oil in the lemon potatos, and my milk servings are in the glass of milk and with the yogurt..both those equal 2 servings. I have a total of 8 fruit/veggies, take my multivitamins with lunch, and water throughout the day.. should be good!

Lemon Potatoes

Lemon Potatoes
8 Servings (1/2 cup each) / 3p+

My favorite lemon potatoes!

Ingredients
1/4 cup lemon juice, canned or bottled
1 cup water
2 tbsp Chicken OXO
1 Tbsp parsley
1 Tbsp basil
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1/4 cup canola oil
4 cup uncooked potatoes, cut into bit sized pieces

Instructions
Place the potatoes in a casserole dish.
In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients. Pour over the potatoes.
Cover and place in a preheated 375F oven and bake for one hour.

Daily Menu Revamping

May 30, 2011

I've been having so many troubles lately on Weight Watchers. I find myself soo hungry sometimes I would eat anything in sight! I've been trying to follow the Good Health Guidelines (GHG) this week more, and trying to figure out actual serving sizes and I've started to measure everything! Probably something I should have done the first week I started, buuut I didn't.. Now going onto week 3 this is where I'm at.

1. Fruits, vegetables and leafy greens
Serving sizes are 1 cup for leafy greens and 1/2 cup for all other vegetables and fruits. The lettuce alone in a large salad may well count for 2 or more vegetable servings. The default portion for most fruits and vegetables in the Plan Manager is one cup.

2. Packaged whole grains
Use the nutrition label to determine the serving size of packaged whole grain foods.

3. Milk and dairy
If you are more than 50 years old or are a teenager or a nursing mom, increase milk servings to three each day. Examples of one milk serving include 1 cup of milk or yogurt or 1.5oz of many cheeses.

4. Healthy oils
Having 2 teaspoons of healthy oil each day ensures that you get the vitamin E and essential fatty acids that your body needs. Use the oil on salads, in cooking or as an ingredient in a mixed dish. Two teaspoons of oil is not even 1 tablespoon, so be careful to measure, since each additional teaspoon counts as another PointsPlus value of 1.

5. Lean meat and fish
A serving of lean meat or fish is generally 3 to 4 ounces, about the size of a deck of cards.

6. Water Six 8-ounce glasses of water is just 3 standard 16-ounce bottles.

So.. My problem isn't actually fruit and veggies, or whole grains or lean meats and fish. Its dairy and oils.

Dairy:
If 1 cup of yogurt or milk is one serving.. and I eat 1/3 cup of yogurt each day, plus about 1/3 of a cup in my oatmeal every morning, I still need one more 1/3 cup of milk.
I measured today and 3 slices of cheese is 1.5 ounces so I've made sure to include that in my daily menu.

Oils:
I've added 1 tsp oil to my salad at lunch, and had it with salt and pepper and feta cheese. It was actually super yummy!
My other tsp will be in my stirfried vegetables at supper.

Here is my Daily Menu for May 30, 2011
Breakfast: Oatmeal with 1/3 cup milk, 1/2 cup blueberries, Coffee with 1 tbsp Hazelnut Flavour
Snack: 1/3 cup drinkable yogurt, 1 mandarin orange
Lunch: 2 cups Romaine lettuce with 1 tsp oil and salt&pepper sprinkled with 1 tbsp feta cheese, 1/2 of a multigrain bagel with 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
Snack: 1.5 ounces Cheese, 3 crackers, 1/2 cup cucumbers, 10 almonds
Dinner: Asian Sesame Chicken (1 breast), 1/2 cup Rice, 1 cup Stirfry Vegetables, 1/3 cup milk
Activity: Bike Ride 30mins

May 29 Ramblings

May 29, 2011

Check it out!

May29

I'm down again this week! Aaaand it was my time of the month! I'm so proud of myself!

Today is my day off from any kind of physical activity... just cleaning up the house and getting caught up on laundry and fun stuff like that. Dan went for a couple rounds of golf with some buddies and I'm actually in my pjs watching movies. We didn't get back until late last night and I didn't have a great sleep so I can see myself having a nap in a bit. Just a relaxing day. :)

May 28 Ramblings

May 28, 2011

Well today was an amazing day! I had a blast shopping and had such good laughs with my best friend Mel. She is the most wonderful, understanding person in the whole world. I spent around $200 and bought myself a whole new wardrobe! I'm so proud of myself! New, shorts, capris, dress clothes, lots of fun stuff!

Then we went and picked up our boys from the Casino and went for supper. I stayed on plan and had exactly what I planned on having and stayed within my points! So proud of myself! Then off to THE MOVIE!

Hangover2

It was probably the best movie of the year! I had such an amazing time! And I just can't believe that I stayed on plan! I'm so absolutely proud of myself!


Green Smoothie

I was looking for a way to get in some veggies this morning.. this is perfect!

greensmoothie

Green Smoothie
1 serving / 4 Points+

1 cup ice cubes
2 cups spinach
1/2 cup fat free milk

1 cup berries, mango, apples, grapes.. whichever you prefer
1/2 cup fat free plain yogurt

Crush ice cubes in blender, add in the remaining ingredients and blend on liquefy setting. Pour into glass and serve.

My smoothie didn't turn out very green, but it sure was tasty!

May 27 Ramblings

May 27, 2011

I'm so glad today is done, everyone just seemed to be in a horrible mood! I didn't sleep much last night because of my allergies, but mostly because of my dog. I absolutely love my dog to death but he never wants to sleep at night! I don't know, maybe I'm just grumpy due to TOM, who knows.. I don't really have much to write today, and don't have much energy to write anyway..

may 26 supper

Daily Menu
Breakfast - Quaker Weight Control Oatmeal and coffee
Snack - Orange, Drinkable Yogurt
Lunch - Chicken Breast Sandwich
Snack - Apple, Vinta crackers and cheese
Dinner - Corn on the cob (elote), Scrambled Egg Quesadilla
AP - I'm going to try to get a bike ride in tonight yet, but I have to finish cleaning the house

May 26, 2011 Ramblings

May 26, 2011

All in all I had a good day today. I got my blog all set up again, made some friends on the weight watchers website, met with the Priest for our wedding for the last time, bought groceries and got the yard work done. Pretty much everything on my to do list was accomplished! Makes me happy :)

May 26 Groceries

My grocery list wasn't too big, this is a usual grocery list for us, except somehow I always end up spending over $100. Must be the pepperoni sticks DF added, or the "treats" I picked up for work today... I hid them in this photo ;)

May26

I'm big into gardening this year, with our wedding coming up in only 2 1/2 months (yikes!) I want our yard to look beautiful when we are entertaining and have people staying with us. I've picked out some interesting flowers.. these are by far my favorite and they look amazing in my chocolate brown planters!

Flowers


Surprise!

My mom is the best.. she sends me things in the mail, sometimes weird things that make me shake my head. This came for me today;

mail

Flowers in a box.. lol oooh mom!

My new weightloss journey

Starting today, I'm journaling this.. I'm tracking my food, my moods, my energy, everything!

I've set up a new blog, I'm actually pretty excited about it. I hope that I can stick to it this time.

My wedding is August 13, 2011 and right now I am 136lbs. I would like to fit into my dress and feel good wearing jeans and a tshirt and not have that "paunch" as I call it sticking over. I figure if I lose about 15lbs or so that would be great, but really all I want to do is tone up. I need motivation, I need someone to support me, I need help. I feel really selfish saying that because I never ask for help, I'm so independant and I always do everything on my own, but this is different. I feel so scared right now. Like what if this doesn't work, what if everyone finds out I'm on Weight Watchers and trying to loose weight.. I was always that skinny little girl in highschool, but thats not me now! I mean, I know I'm not fat, but I'm definetly not in shape anymore.. I used to be a long distance runner but look at me now! A 4km walk tires me out and a 30minute bike ride is about all I can do! But thats it.. I've had enough.. I'm starting this and I will finish it! Well thats not what I mean, because really its a lifestyle change not a diet right?

Thats all for now :)

 

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